Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City
Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City

Kenyan mixed-use real estate project Tatu City is rapidly taking shape, beating its own infrastructure deadlines. Located 24km from the city centre of Nairobi, Tatu City is being built from the ground up as a fully fledged city that aims to take some of the pressure off the densely populated, increasingly congested capital city, says Alex Njage, partner and head of real estate and construction at the Kenya offices of pan-African law firm Bowmans, lead attorneys for the Tatu project.

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Why Tito Mboweni quit PPC's board

Tito Mboweni's unexpected resignation from PPC's board has prompted speculation that it might relate to an irreconcilable disagreement about the strategic direction of the cement producer, specifically about the proposed merger with Afrisam.

By Ann Crotty 2 days ago

ArcelorMittal shares fall sharply after it warns of a widening loss
ArcelorMittal shares fall sharply after it warns of a widening loss

ArcelorMittal SA's share price on the JSE plummeted on Thursday, 20 July, after SA's biggest steel producer flagged a widening in its first-half headline loss.

By Andries Mahlangu 2 days ago

Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding
Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding

With funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), PP Excel officially opened its Cape Town plant this week, offering woven polypropylene block bottom cement and raffia bags for the African market and beyond.

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African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future
African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future

“The World Bank's latest report on African Cities states that improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa's cities is key to growth. The report further highlights that the continent needs more affordable, connected and liveable cities. This is certainly true to meet the immediate demand felt due to rapid populous migration to city centres or urban nodes. But governments and city planners across the continent cannot afford to focus on this narrow narrative alone,” says William Johnston, regional director, WSP, Structures, Africa.

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Abland, Tiber to develop mixed-use Sandton Gate precinct
Abland, Tiber to develop mixed-use Sandton Gate precinct

Abland and Tiber have joined forces to develop the Sandton Gate precinct which will offer an office, retail, residential and lifestyle environment.

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City announces u-turn on social housing
City announces u-turn on social housing

“We are in need of housing, that is why we're here,” said Woodstock resident Faghmeeda Desiree Ling. She was part of a group of supporters of Reclaim the City carrying placards and standing outside the fourth annual Affordable Housing Africa Conference held at a hotel in Cape Town's CBD on Tuesday, 18 July.

By Barbara Maregele 19 Jul 2017

Prominent Paints launches first franchise store
Prominent Paints launches first franchise store

Paint manufacturer Prominent Paints has launched its first franchise store in Midrand as it seeks to expand its distribution footprint. Like the other independent Prominent Paints stores, the Midrand centre is geared towards DIY and delivering professional advice to empower customers to tackle projects. A team of five staff members are on hand to offer quotations, specification and deliveries as value added services.

18 Jul 2017

PPC and AfriSam still in merger talks
PPC and AfriSam still in merger talks

Formal discussions on a potential merger between PPC and AfriSam are continuing, PPC said on Monday, 17 July.

By Karl Gernetzky 18 Jul 2017

Strand Street Concourse undergoes major refit
Strand Street Concourse undergoes major refit

Owned by the City of Cape Town, the Strand Street Concourse is undergoing a major refit. It is part of a broader network of underground walkways that serves as a critical pedestrian link between the Cape Town Station precinct and St Georges Street, Woolworths, Old Mutual and the Golden Acre shopping mall.

17 Jul 2017

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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing the world. To adapt, attitudes and behaviour must change and unsustainable attitudes and behaviours must shift. In addition, the social and political will to implement technological solutions must increase. Without these changes the world will continue to be vulnerable to the impact of climate change and the over-use of limited resources like water.

By Dian Spear 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts
#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts

A core focus in the Corobrik CSI strategy is upskilling members of the communities in which it operates, with the overall aim of improving their lives. Through its training programmes, participants are empowered with skills for suitable employment in the construction industry.

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

Steel and engineering sector in a quagmire
Steel and engineering sector in a quagmire

The knives are out in SA's metals and engineering sector. This stems from a bitter conflict that goes back to court-mediated arguments between parties to collective bargaining agreements under the auspices of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).

By Mark Allix 17 Jul 2017